• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 10, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 10, 2013
    83
    Cross The Bridge at your own peril. You just might get stranded in the summer’s best mystery.
  2. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Jul 17, 2013
    83
    For a thoughtful drama that's so rooted in national identity, there's only one real misstep: No one will mistake Kruger for a Texan.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jul 9, 2013
    83
    With these characters, with this fascinating, complicated place--and one that's at the forefront of so much of what we're talking about in real world politics--and the sense of atmosphere instilled by directors like Gerardo Naranjo, The Bridge is off to such an outstanding start that I can't wait to see what this creative team does not only with the rest of the serial killer story, but well beyond it.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Jul 10, 2013
    90
    So is born what promises to be one of the great cop partnerships of all time in FX’s stunning new drama The Bridge... At its bedrock, it’s a fine crime drama, full of arresting and gruesome turns, sometimes downright scary, sometimes blackly funny.
  5. Reviewed by: Vicki Hyman
    Feb 13, 2014
    83
    What could be a relentlessly grim procedural (again, "The Killing") is instead a compelling drama that works (so far, at least) on a number of levels: as a mystery, as an idiosyncratic buddy story, and as a textured sociopolitical treatise. But don't let the latter scare you off.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jul 9, 2013
    83
    The Bridge is highly absorbing.
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jul 8, 2013
    88
    An intricate mystery confidently spun out with dark, unsettling shocks. [15 Jul 2013]
  8. FX may have struck dramatic gold again. This series is mesmerizing. It sucks you in like a good book and has you yearning for more.
  9. 88
    The Bridge translates brilliantly, fitting into its new setting so perfectly, you’d never imagine it had aired in any other incarnation.
  10. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jul 8, 2013
    83
    The Bridge so far looks to have more promise than [Fox’s The Following, NBC’s Hannibal, AMC’s ongoing Season 3 of The Killing]. It’s still early, though.
  11. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Jul 11, 2013
    90
    The Bridge sets the bar high with its early episodes--it's easily the best new show of the summer so far. Here's hoping the rest of the season follows suit.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 142 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Jul 11, 2013
    0
    Why watch a show on cops, if it is yet another clown act? There was little to absolutely no realism in this show. A pair of dumb and dumber doughnout eating coffee drinking smegs, the equivalent to the fiction displayed. Why are these morons in the literal sense handling any kind of investigation? Look at the cliche of the police cheif. No genuine forensic's on scene, watch the body split in half not being noticed immediately, no sniffer dogs checking vehlcies, no chopper to pursue a would be suspect who was casually glanced by and then waved on being the nearest vehicle to the crime. Her response back to the victims husband, faceplam and not from a specialist. This show is primetime The premise is of another serial killer dun nananana who stalks victims on both sides of the border. So why have we got these fools doing the groundwork? Atleast the serial killer will be so clever and it will take them an entire season of episodes to figure him out. Make it past 15 minutes I dare you why would you want closure here, and why would you want to see this?

    9 out of 10 coming from some people who brainlessly don't live in the real world. This show is ridiculous and should come in warning to it's obvious disorders. The music is awful. Slow mo throughout to the point retirement drama. Dialogue is equally nonsense
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  2. Jul 31, 2013
    10
    Honestly this show gets better every week and I haven't felt this compelled by a tv show since Breaking Bad. Acting, Writing and Directing are top notch! Full Review »
  3. Jul 26, 2013
    10
    While this show is not perfect, it is very well written. I also like the setting. I don't know where the shooting locations are but they look real to me. I like the dynamic between the two lead characters. Full Review »